Franck Azema
France
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Full name Franck Azema
Born April 7, 1971
Current age 48 years 190 days
Major teams Clermont Auvergne, Montpellier, Perpignan
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Franck Azema is currently assistant coach for Clermont Auvergne but he will replace the outgoing Vern Cotter at the end of the season as head coach of Les Jaunards.

Azema formerly played in the centres in the French league and enjoyed spells at Perpignan, Montpellier, Clermont and Narbonne.

After calling time on his career in 2001, he went into coaching and started at Ceret Athletic. He then linked up with Perpignan in 2004 as their academy coach. Two years later, under Jacques Brunel, Azema moved up to work with the first team and helped lead them to the Top 14 title in 2009.

Following a successful spell, he joined Clermont ahead of the 2010-11 season and impressed to the extent the Top 14 sides ignored a number of top international coaches to appoint Azema as their head coach for the 2014-15 season.

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Clermont confirm Azema and Gibbes to replace Cotter (Sep 28, 2013)

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